Since that signing, he has a 11-9 record and a 4.68 ERA in 31 games. On Wednesday, Bailey hit another roadblock when he had arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow. The operation was to remove bone spurs. He is likely to star the 2017 season on the disabled list due to a 4-to-6 week recovery.
Dr. David Altchek performed the surgery in New York, according to team's website. Exams showed that his ulnar collateral ligament and flexor mass tendon remain healthy.
Homer Bailey today had arthroscopic surgery to remove small bone spurs from his right elbow. He is expected to resume throwing in 4-6 weeks. pic.twitter.com/rHTEDWaHBI&mdash Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) February 8, 2017
"The discomfort was very recent," Reds general manager Dick Williams said in a release. "We got it looked at very quickly, and this was diagnosed. We acted as quickly as we could."
The 31-year-old came back in July 31 after sitting out 15 months due to Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. He was shutdown early after suffering right biceps tenderness. Bailey has $68 million remaining on his deal. He is due $19 million in 2017.